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Welcome to Camp!

Whether she camps with her troop or by herself, girls gain valuable experience at camp that helps her courage bloom and her confidence soar. 

Registration for 2023 Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania summer opens on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.

Camp S'more magazine
The 2023 edition of Camp S'more will be delivered to girls and troop leaders the week of January 23, 2023. Camp S'more offers an easy way to check out all of the great programs at our Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania camps. 

Camp Holiday Sale Nov. 28-Dec. 20

Give the gift of camp this holiday season! Starting Cyber Monday, we're opening registration on 12 summer camp sessions at 15% off, our biggest discount, so girls can unwrap the gift of an unforgettable camp experience. Choose from horse camps, creative art camps, day camp, or camp with your bestie! Our Camp Holiday Sale will only be available for a limited time—early registration and the 15% discount will end on December 20. Registration will re-open on Wednesday, January 25 with all camp sessions.

Full details and registration for the Camp Holiday Sale will be available on Nov. 28. 

Camp Registration

View our digital  Camp S’more magazine (available Jan. 24) to see all of our 2023 camp offerings! While flipping through the magazine, click on a session title to visit the registration page for each individual session. 

Step-by-step camp registration instructions for members (instructions for non-members below)

  1. Visit our Activities page.
  2. Use the keyword search to find the camp session that interests you.
  3. Click the Register Now button and sign in to your Member Account. 
  4. Select the number of girls in your household or troop you want to register and click on Add Details.
    When registering for camp, if your camper would like to be placed with a buddy, please list the buddy’s name in the appropriate field. Buddies must register for the same camp session. 
  5. Add member details. 
  6. Enter payment information and confirm your registration. 
  7. Save or print your receipt from the Confirmation page. You can also click on My Events in the left menu of your account to view activities with completed registration and view additional details.

Step-by-step camp registration instructions for non-members
We have a few specific camp sessions that are open for non-members to attend camp with their Girl Scout bestie. To register for camp as a non-member:

  1. Visit mygs.girlscouts.org and Create an Account for your girl
  2. Visit our Activities page.
  3. Use the keyword search to find the camp session that interests your girl.
  4. Click the Register Now button and sign in to your Member Account. 
  5. Select the number of girls in your household you want to register and click on Add Details.
    If your camper would like to be placed with a buddy, please list the buddy’s name in the appropriate field. Buddies must register for the same camp session. 
  6. Add member details. 
  7. Enter payment information and confirm your registration. 
  8. Save or print your receipt from the Confirmation page. You can also click on My Events in the left menu of your account to view activities with completed registration and view additional details.

Questions or concerns? Our Customer Care team is happy to assist you! Reach them at 800-248-3355 or customercare@gswpa.org

 

Tiered Pricing - New for 2023 Camp Sessions

To help manage the rising costs of maintaining camps while keeping programs affordable for families, we’re offering a new voluntary three-tiered pricing model.

Price selection is completely confidential and in no way affects the quality of the camp experience. Each household makes this decision, and additional financial documents will not be required.

When you register for a camp session, you will be asked to select the tier that best fits your family’s financial situation.

Tier One (T1) The standard fee that all our members are asked to pay. Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania subsidizes the remainder of the cost through other revenue sources, donations, and grants.
Tier Two (T2) Our partially subsidized cost for families that can pay a little more, but not the actual cost of camp.
Tier Three (T3) While this option does not cover the cost of camp entirely, it does help us pay for program supplies, staffing, food, and maintenance.
Financial Assistance for Camp

GSWPA provides financial assistance to girls for membership and for one council-sponsored program and one council-sponsored camp session per membership year. To request financial assistance for camp, please complete the Financial Assistance Application. If you have not completed your girl membership registration for this membership year, you must do so first by completing the Girl Membership Registration.

Using Girl Scout Bucks for Camp

Double your Girl Scout Bucks for camp! Girls receive double the value of Girl Scout Bucks toward any Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania resident camp! To register and pay for all or part of camp using Girl Scout Bucks or Program Reward Credits*, please complete our redemption form

*Program Rewards Credits are not doubled.

Camp Confirmation Packets

We're so excited to welcome you to camp! There are confirmation packets for several different types of camp sessions below with all the information you need to prepare for your time at camp.

Resident Camp
These confirmation packets have information for girl-only, weekday, overnight camp programs. Please be sure you are choosing the correct packet.

Camp Conshatawba Resident Camp (available this spring)
Camp Hawthorne Ridge Resident Camp 
(available this spring)
Camp Skymeadow Resident Camp 
(available this spring)

Troop/Family Camp
These confirmation packets have information for troop/family, weekend, overnight camp programs. Please be sure you are choosing the correct packet.

Camp Conshatawba Troop/Family Camp (available this spring)
Camp Skymeadow Troop/Family Camp 
(available this spring)

Day Camp
This confirmation packet has information for girl-only, council-led day camp programs. Please be sure you are choosing the correct packet.

Redwing Day Camp (available this spring)

Health & Safety Plans for Camp

The safety of our girls, volunteers, staff, and families is our top priority.

COVID-19 Plans & Procedures: Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and reassess mask guidance if needed. View all current COVID-19 guidelines for our council on this page

General Camp Procedures

Check-In and Check-Out 

  • Check-in will be a 2 p.m. and check-out will be at 11 a.m. for all resident camp sessions.
     
  • For Family Camp, Me and My Girl Scout Weekend, and Troop Camp: check-in is Friday at 6 p.m. and check-out is Sunday at 10 a.m.

  • If an early/late arrival or pick-up is necessary, please contact the camp director for the camp your Girl Scout is attending. Any early arrivals that are not pre-approved will be queued until their designated check-in/check-out time. 

  • Day camp will have a different check-in process. Information will be available in the spring. 
     

Required Forms and Paperwork  

The required forms and paperwork should be completed and submitted prior to your Girl Scout's (or Family/Troop's) arrival at camp. A form must be submitted for each participant. You may also bring these forms to check-in. In the event you forget a form, there will be copies available to complete at check-in. These forms include: 

Meet our Camp Staff

Our camp staff is always hard at work creating a summer full of adventure and memories! Meet our camp directors and discover their favorite place at camp and learn about the friendly seasonal staff who make it all happen:

  • Christine “Summer” Swain – Camp Redwing: Summer has had a passion for the outdoors for as long as she can remember and has been teaching outdoor recreation since 2016. She prefers her marshmallow barely cooked and just enough to squish when you put it on the graham cracker. You can find her on a SUP board on the water and anywhere warm soaking up the sun. Learn more about Camp Redwing.  

  • Kayla “Cakes” Cook – Camp Skymeadow: Cakes has been in the camp industry for 5 years and has her marshmallow roasting down to a science–one side a little extra crispy and the other golden brown, the best of both worlds! You can find Cakes “horse-ing” around at the barn or perfecting her aim at the archery range. Learn more about Camp Skymeadow.  
  • Summer camp seasonal staff are enthusiastic, talented, and caring individuals who have been carefully selected based on their maturity, program skills, experience, and their ability to serve as role models.  They receive intensive pre-camp training each year to ensure a top-notch camp experience for all Girl Scouts. Learn more about our camp staff on our Parent Central/FAQs page.

Interested in working at summer camp? Visit our employment page.

A Day at Girl Scout Camp

Our camp sessions are overflowing with ways to make friends and memories and every day is full of fun and adventure! Here's a peek at what a typical day at camp looks like:

  • Girl Scouts will participate in four programs per day (dependent on weather and/or health and safety precautions) ranging from swimming to hiking to taking on the challenge course to horseback riding. In between all of the fun, camp traditions like campfires, evening activities, cookouts, and s’more making take place. 

  • Three well-balanced meals and one afternoon snack are served daily (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy free options are available). 

  • Campers participate in kapers (camp chores) like setting up for meals, leading songs after meals, cleaning up their cabin, and other daily tasks together as a unit to enhance the camp community. 

  • At camp, we believe that girl-led programs are vital to the Girl Scout movement. Campers will have the opportunity to make important decisions in their unit like their cookout meal, choice activities, campfire songs, and lead their very own Scout’s Own ceremony on Friday!

Do I Have to be a Girl Scout to go to Camp?

Not a Girl Scout? No problem! Girl Scouts is for every girl—and you don’t need to join a troop. Simply become an Individually Registered Girl Scout for $25 annually and you can enjoy summer camp and all of the other activities and programs that make Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania so much fun!

Want to attend summer camp with a Girl Scout member? We have a few specific camp sessions that are open for non-members to attend camp with their Girl Scout bestie. For details on how to register as a non-member, click on Camp Registration above and scroll to "Step-by-step camp registration instructions for non-members." 

Warning. This is not your everyday summer experience. Come ready to make new friends, play, explore, discover, and have the time of your life. It’s going to be one unforgettable summer.

Parent Central/FAQs

From sleeping arrangements and meals to safety and staying in contact with your girl, we cover the most popular questions we receive from parents and caregivers in our Parent Central/FAQs

Camp Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made prior to May 15, 2022 (midnight EST) will be fully refunded, including deposit.
  • Cancellations made up to 2 weeks before your camp session will be refunded, minus $100 deposit
  • Cancellations within 2 weeks of your camp session will not be refunded.

Interested in reserving a camp for day or overnight use? Learn how >

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Make camp possible. Thanks to generous donations, we can provide financial assistance to girls in need, subsidize camp fees for all girls, provide high-quality programs at top-notch facilities, and keep our camps maintained and ready for fun. When you make a gift to Girl Scouts, you help us keep camp running!